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  • As Xbox Live goes down, PhantomSquad takes credit for attack

    Graham Cluley
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas might be miserable for Xbox and PlayStation video game fans.
    Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
  • This Week in Security News

    Trend Micro - Cloud Security Blog
    Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for...
  • Advent tip #18: Avoid typosquatting – type carefully at Christmas!

    Sophos - Naked Security
    Just one finger-slip, and you (or your children) could end up where you really don't want to type carefully this Christmas!
  • Should visitors to Islamic State sites face punishments like fines or jail time?

    Sophos - Naked Security
    A prominent US law professor proposes criminalizing online terrorist material as we do child abuse imagery.
  • WhatsApp blocked in Brazil after it refuses to hand over user data

    Sophos - Naked Security
    Now working again, the service was off for 12 out of the 48 hours a lower court threatened to block it as the company refused to hand over user data.
  • Hackers plan to ruin Christmas for gamers again

    Sophos - Naked Security
    Last year it was Lizard Squad DDoSing PSN and Xbox Live. Given that they're in jail, this time it's Phantom Squad playing Grinch.
  • Users their own worst enemy when it comes to encrypted messaging apps

    Graham Cluley
    Security researchers have found that user error can be responsible for compromising the exchanges of encrypted communications apps like Signal.
    David Bisson reports.
  • Banks: Card Breach at Landry’s Restaurants

    Krebs on Security
    Fraud analysts in the banking industry tell KrebsOnSecurity that the latest hospitality firm to suffer a credit card breach is likely Landry's Inc., a company that manages a nationwide stable of well-known restaurants -- including Bubba Gump, Claim Jumper, McCormick & Schmick's, and Morton's. Landry's has not responded to multiple requests for comment.
  • Creating a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

    Network World - Networking Nuggets and Security Snippets
    I’ve been writing about the cybersecurity skills shortage for many years and, unfortunately, things seem to be getting worse. Here are a few data points:
    According to ESG research, 28% of organizations claim that they have a “problematic shortage” of IT security skills (disclosure: I am an ESG employee). 
    Job market analytics vendor Burning Glass states that cybersecurity job postings grew 74% from 2007 to 2013, more than twice the growth rate of all IT jobs.
    Prospective employers posted more than 50,000 jobs requesting Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. Unfortunately, there are only about 65,000 CISSPs in the world, and many are gainfully employed. 
    ISC2, the organization that certifies CISSPs believes that there will be a deficit of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2020. The UK House of Lords is even more bearish, predicting a shortage of 2 million cybersecurity professionals by 2017. 
    A 2015 report from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) states that 86% of business and IT professionals globally believe there is a shortage of cyber security professionals. In this case, perception is reality. 
    A Raytheon/National Cyber Security Alliance report indicates that 64% of high school students do not have access to computer science classes (or other similar classes) that could help prepare them for a cybersecurity career. 

    When I speak with CISOs, I always ask them if they have the right skills and an adequate staff to keep up with the cybersecurity workload. The answer is almost always an overwhelming “NO,” regardless of their organization’s location, size, or industry. Cybersecurity professionals I talk with also tend to respond with a question for me: “What can my organization do to attract cybersecurity talent?”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Scammers peddle adult dating, webcam spam through legitimate email notifications

    Symantec Security Response Blogs
    Built-in email notifications from Dropbox and Google+ are being used to evade spam filters.

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